The annual Grecian Festival will take place this Thursday through Sunday at The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 4121 O'Hara Drive in Vestal. About a block-and-a-half off Old Vestal Road.

My wife and I go to the Festival every year mainly for the food. Every year we get in line and we play the same game; 'what does that mean'?. It's where I try and pronounce Spanakopita and the other Greek menu choices and try and guess what food that really is. I need one of those picture menus where I can just point and say, 'that thing, I would like to eat that however you pronounce it'. The food is awesome but I need an interpreter. Seriously what is Loukaniko? Once we are there, Chris usually gets a bottle of Greek wine and I have to have at least one Greek beer. Like they say; 'when in Rome', but only this case it is in Greece. If you ask Chris what the best part of going there every year is? She would answer the Honey Puffs. We can't leave without an order of Honey Puffs to go. Check out the pictures below.

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We also go through the church's rec room there and get one of just about every dessert including baklava. I wouldn't say baklava is one of my favorite foods but it is one of my favorite foods to pronounce.

It's held under the big tent so it's rain or shine, so just like the church's website says 'be Greek for a day'. Check out the church's website for more on the festival.

[via The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation]

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